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The Triumphal Arch

Leominster, Herefordshire

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This unusual cottage at Berrington Hall has views across the Capability Brown gardens and its parkland. It is situated in one half of the entrance archway, which was designed by Henry Holland, who also designed the main house. The Triumphal Arch was formerly the coachman's home, more recently it was used as a shooting lodge. The cottage has its own private garden and as guests you have access to the gardens and parkland when the house is closed to the public.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
large sitting room with open-plan kitchen/dining area with wood-burning stove, 1 double bedroom and bathroom with separate shower and a roll top bath.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed and 1 single)
Visitor notes

Offers: Holiday cottage guests have free access to Berrington Hall during opening hours, access to the gardens and parkland is allowed at all times.

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Private garden.

Parking: A parking space is reserved for guests in the main property car park.

Please Note: During the winter the lane can become muddy due to the working farm near to The Triumphal Arch.

Hazards for children

As the property is a Grade II listed building, we are unable to fit a stair-gate; therefore small children must be supervised as the stairs are open and steep.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Garden appeal
  • Unique
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Heart of England
The lake and south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire. The house was originally Elizabethan but was transformed in the Italianate style by architect Giacomo Leoni in the early eighteenth century. © Arnhel de Serra

The industrial heart of England now offers one of Britain's loveliest National Parks, the Peak District, a region of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular and contrasting scenery. Moorland, ancient oak woodlands, bustling market towns and pretty villages are easily accessible from some of our major cities. Some of the Trust's finest properties are in the area, including High Peak Estate, straddling the Yorkshire-Derbyshire border, Lyme Park mansion and gardens, surrounded by a medieval deer park and Hardwick Hall, hardly changed since its creation in Elizabethan times. To the south is the gentler area of the Cotswolds and its neighbouring county of Warwickshire. With its gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses, this beautiful area now offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life. The National Trust owns some of the loveliest countryside in the area, some fine houses and important gardens. There is a huge and varied choice from Tudor Snowshill Manor, with its eclectic collection of musical instruments, clocks and Japanese armour to Hidcote Manor Gardens, famous for its rare trees, shrubs and outstanding herbaceous borders. Other Trust places in the area include Newark Park with its stunning views, the Sherborne Park estate, while the Buscot and Coleshill estates in west Oxfordshire are set in 7,500 acres of rolling farmland and woodland. The Iron Age hill-fort of Badbury Hill offers superb views over the Upper Valley south to White Horse Hill and the Berkshire Downs.

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place to visit
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  • Leominster
  • Hereford
  • Hampton Court
  • Ludlow
  • various cider orchards and producers
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Bird Watching.
National Trust places to visit
Berrington Hall
Berrington Hall Neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds
Croft Castle and Parkland
Croft Castle and Parkland Castellated manor house set in stunning countryside with panoramic views
Brockhampton Estate
Brockhampton Estate Traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house
The Weir
The Weir Informal 1920s riverside garden with fine views
Cwmmau Farmhouse
Cwmmau Farmhouse Superb early 17th-century 'black and white' farmhouse with stone-tiled roof and vernacular buildings
Wichenford Dovecote
Wichenford Dovecote 17th-century half-timbered dovecote

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Sean Yeates
    • February 2015
    • Surrey
    High standard

    The Arch was something very different and quirky to us and we loved being part of the Estate for a few short days. The Sunday check out time of 10 am was a bit early for us! The cottage was furnished and equipped perfectly. We cooked both evening meals on the property and the kitchen wasn't missing a single necessary utensil. We were very impressed with the high standard of the accomodation.

  • Diana Oblinger
    • January 2015
    • USA
    Best NT cottage we've stayed in

    Beautiful cottage; very comfortable. The best of the 4 NT cottages we've stayed in. Comfortable layout; unique design.

  • Jeff Lonsinger
    • October 2014
    • US
    Greatly appreciated

    We saved our visit to Berrington Hall until the last day. Unfortunately, we got there too was after the last entry time but before closing. I commented that it would be embarrassing to have stayed at the Triumphal Arch Cottage and not to have visited Berrington Hall. The admissions person agreed and told us to go up to the gift shop and ask if a visit was still possible. A phone call was made and in a few minutes another staff person met us and escorted us to the house. They certainly didn't have to do this. It was greatly appreciated! The Triumphal Arch was "one of a kind". We loved it and so did everyone who saw the photos from our holiday.

  • Simon, Joanne, Natasha and Rebecca East
    Fantastic place

    First stay in a NT property, and we certainly chose a fantastic place. Fabulous location right at the heart of the park. We walked around late at night, feeling like 'Lord and Lady of the House'. On a clear night it is well worth walking around just to see the millions of stars, as no light pollution that us townies are used to, obscuring the view. Sitting out at the table in the garden at dusk if you are lucky you can see the bats flying around. Log burning stove in the main room was used every night by us, our daughters had great fun making toast for tea and then toasting marshmallows. All the local NT properties are worth a visit and are within an hour's drive. NT have done well to create a luxurious dwelling out of a Grade II listed building, being sympathetic to the location.

  • Nicola & Stephen Barrowman
    Lovely cottage

    We really enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage. It was very unique, spacious and full of character. The wood burning stove made for cosy evenings and the kitchen was well kitted out with everything you need to self-cater. We were sorry to leave and judging from the comments in the visitors book in the cottage many other people felt the same.

  • Marilyn & John Tiffen
    Our second holiday in this lovely cottage

    Our second holiday in this lovely cottage and as enjoyable as our first. The gardens at Hampton Court are well worth a visit. The biggest attractions for us in coming to Herefordshire are the stunning scenery and the delightful villages, so different from home.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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